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Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

15.12.09: The Spanish EU Presidency - 0 views

  • Spain takes on the European Union's six-month rotating presidency at a defining moment for the bloc, marked by the first steps of the Union's first-ever permanent president and foreign affairs chief and efforts to lift Europe out of its worst recession in decades.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

18.12.09: Spain vows to take backstage role as EU President - 1 views

  • Spain vowed to take a backstage role during its stint as holder of the six-month rotating EU Presidency, saying the frontmen will be Herman Van Rompuy, the EU's first permanent President, and Catherine Ashton, the new High Representative for foreign affairs.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

31.12.09: Spain test drives new model of EU leadership - 0 views

  • Spain takes over the rotating presidency on 1 January, but it will be a six-month tenure with a twist, as Madrid is the first to grapple with the complexities of the EU's new legal framework. The Lisbon Treaty entered into force one month ago, ushering in a new layer of governance in the European Union - a permanent president of the European Council - but keeping the old system of rotating presidencies, only with a less prominent status. Print Comment article It will be up to Spain's prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, to see how this plays out in everyday practice so that he and Herman Van Rompuy, the newly appointed EU president, are neither publicly nor internally stepping on each others' toes.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

27.01.10: Spanish Presidency adds to Kosovo confusion - 0 views

  • Speaking to journalists in Brussels yesterday, Moratinos appeared to take the side of his Serbian colleague Vuk Jeremic, who underlined divisions between EU member countries over Kosovo. Spain is among those EU countries not to have recognised the Balkan state (see 'Background'). 
  • Links European Union European Union Special Representative in Kosovo: EULEX, Kosovo: International Organisations UNMIK: International Civil Office, Kosovo:
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